Samsung offers top-notch hardware under the hood of S21 series smartphones. However, it also installs some unique software features as a part of its custom skin, One UI. Right now, these flagship devices are running on One UI 3.1 that brings a bunch of cool features including Director’s View, Eye comfort shield, floating notifications, lock screen widgets, and more.
Moreover, the built-in ‘Video call effects’ is one of the popular features mentioned above. It allows changing the background with color by replacing it with an image. Meanwhile, users can also add blur in the background while video calling, just like Google Duo does.
How do ‘Video call effects’ work in the Galaxy S21 Smartphones?
This cool function of One UI blurs your background while keeping you in focus at the time of doing a video call. On the other hand, there are options to set a solid color as the background and replace it with a custom image.
It is worth mentioning that this feature is available in Samsung devices based on One UI 3.1, while popular video calling app, Zoom currently unfamiliar with the blur thing.
Steps to use ‘Video call effects’ in the Galaxy S21 Smartphones
- Go to Settings on your Samsung phone.
- Scroll down and click on Advanced features.
- Then, head to the feature called Video call effects and tap on it.
- Enable the toggle to turn it On.
- Select from the Effects so that you can enable blur, solid color background, or custom image background.
- To know how it looks, click on Preview and you are ready to have fun!
After following all the above-mentioned steps, close the Settings and open your video calling app so that you can use it with Zoom, Google Duo, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx, etc. In these supported apps, you’ll see a floating button at the top that can be used to switch between effects as per your taste.
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Here’s how to fix the Samsung Gallery app crashing
Are you facing the problem of crashing while using Samsung Gallery on your Galaxy smartphone? If yes, then let us tell you that after installing the new update of the Gallery app which came in version 14.1.05.2, the app is crashing.
According to reports, users are noticing that the app crashes after playing videos in the Samsung Gallery app. In the Gallery app after the recent update to Android T OS, processing related to screen effects does not work properly, so the app may be forced to close after playing a video.
Samsung Accessibility offers a Remove Animation function to Galaxy devices, which prevents some screen effects. It is useful if you’re sensitive to animation or screen movements.
In the recent scenario, if you have enabled this function then your may face some issues while playing video in the Gallery app. So if you’re facing Samsung Gallery crashing then you can temporarily fix this by disabling the ‘Remove Animation’ option.
How to disable the Remove Animation function?
To disable the Remove Animation function, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
- Click on the Visibility Enhancements option.
- Scroll down and check if the Remove animation function is enabled
- Turn it off by tapping on toggle.
How to update the Samsung Gallery app?
You can easily update the Samsung Gallery app to the latest version, just need to follow a few steps. Firstly, open Galaxy Store >> Search the Gallery app >> Tap on it to open >> Now, press on the Update option if any new version is available.
Samsung devices that are eligible for four years of Android and One UI upgrades
Samsung always puts the utmost effort to provide the latest mobile experience to Galaxy users. The company constantly enhances the experience of using its Galaxy devices via new updates. Last year, Samsung set a new standard with four years of Android OS upgrades to ensure the most up-to-date experience.
In addition to offering the extended One UI upgrade, Samsung also promised to provide five years of security updates to protect eligible Galaxy devices. Secured by Samsung Knox, Galaxy devices’ security update delivers end-to-end protection against potential security threats.
Earlier, Samsung used to provide only third-generation OS updates but then the company updated its policy so that Galaxy users could enjoy the latest mobile experience for a longer period of time.
Four generations of Samsung’s One UI (Android OS) and five years of security upgrades policy are applicable to Galaxy S series, Z series, and select Galaxy A/M/F series smartphones, as well as some tablets and watches.
Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for four years of Android OS upgrades
Galaxy S Series
- Samsung Galaxy S23
- Samsung Galaxy S23+
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21 (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Up to Android 16)
- Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S phones
Galaxy Z Series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (Up to Android 15)
- Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z series devices
Galaxy A series
- Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A24
Galaxy M series
- Samsung Galaxy M54
Galaxy M series
- Samsung Galaxy F54
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- All upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S-series devices
Samsung Nice Catch Good Lock module gets One UI 5.1.1 support
Samsung is expected to unveil its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones in late July or early August this year which will come with a new Android 13-based software iteration – One UI 5.1.1. Even before the official release, the company has started rolling out One UI 5.1.1 support for stock apps, and the Good Lock module Samsung Nice Catch is the first app to get it.
The Korean tech giant is rolling out a new update for the Samsung Nice Catch app, which arrives with version 5.0.01.02. The update is available on Galaxy Store with an installation package size of 6.45 MB.
The June 2023 update for the Samsung Nice Catch app comes with One UI 5.1.1 support. Through this update, the company wants to make the app compatible with the upcoming One UI version, so that whenever the company releases it, the app will continue to work without issue and will not crash. In addition to this, the company brings some minor improvements to enhance the overall performance.
The latest update is available for Galaxy devices running Android 13-based One UI 5.1 only. At the moment, the update is releasing gradually so it may take time to reach all eligible Galaxy devices. The company will soon make up available for all devices.
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You can check the latest update of the Nice Catch Good Lock module app through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates.